Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer by WPKN Community Radio published on 2017-07-25T19:49:56Z Interview with Frederick Kennedy, Sound Designer Talking with Frederick Kennedy, Richard Epstein explores the use of recorded and live sounds to enhance a theatrical production. Percussionist, composer, recording artist, and Yale graduate student Kennedy demonstrates some live percussion tricks in the studio and talks about his career that now focuses on providing background sounds and music for live theater. Currently, Frederick is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design (’18) at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, Connecticut. At Yale he has designed sound If Pretty Hurts, Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, and Othello. He recently wrote, co-directed, and performed in Collisions at Yale Cabaret and was the associate sound designer and music coordinator for Yale Rep’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince (a CT Critic’s Circle nominee in the Sound Design category). Other credits include Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of The Trojan Women, Adam Geist, Alice In Wonderland, Envy: the Concert (Yale Summer Cabaret); Circling the Drain, Débâcles, Lake Kelsey, Vignette of a Recollection, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens, How We Died of Disease-Related Illnesses, and I’m With You In Rockland (Yale Cabaret). Upcoming projects include sound designing Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son, and also Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, both at Yale Repertory Theatre. Originally aired on Richard’s show “Sometimes Classical” on July 12, 2017.